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Algo supuestamente divertido que nunca volveré a hacer
Author: David Foster Wallace
Publisher: LITERATURA RANDOM HOUSE
ISBN: 8439724160
Pages: 160
Year: 2011-01-14
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Este artículo es una de las radiografías más agudas e irreverentes de la cultura americana de fin de siglo, en la que se entremezclan la familiaridad, el asombro y una mordacidad descabellada. Foster Wallace elabora en Algo supuestamente divertido que nunca volveré a hacer una postal gigantesca basada en su experiencia en un crucero de lujo por el Caribe. Lo que a primera vista parece ser un simple viaje «para relajarse», en manos de un humor delirante y un cinismo corrosivo acabará convirtiéndose en el horror más absoluto. La crítica ha dicho... «La obra de no ficción más brillante y divertida que se ha escrito en los últimos años.» John Glassie, Time Out New York «Animado por una prosa maravillosamente exuberante [...] este volumen confirma al señor Wallace como uno de los talentos más destacados de su generación.» The New York Times «Wallace escribe con una intensidad que transforma un reportaje errático en una forma sui generis de filosofía.» Kirkus Reviews «Su instinto para reproducir lo coloquial avergonzaría a maestros como Pynchon y DeLillo, y la sobriedad humana que confiere a sus temas, de ficción o de no ficción, deberían ser un modelo para cualquiera que escriba crítica cultural, tanto en la forma de relatos como en ensayos como estos.» Publishers Weekly
A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again: Essays and Arguments
Author: David Foster Wallace
Publisher: Back Bay Books
ISBN: 0316090522
Pages: 368
Year: 2009-11-23
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In this exuberantly praised book - a collection of seven pieces on subjects ranging from television to tennis, from the Illinois State Fair to the films of David Lynch, from postmodern literary theory to the supposed fun of traveling aboard a Caribbean luxury cruiseliner - David Foster Wallace brings to nonfiction the same curiosity, hilarity, and exhilarating verbal facility that has delighted readers of his fiction, including the bestselling Infinite Jest.
Infinite Jest
Author: David Foster Wallace
Publisher: Back Bay Books
ISBN: 0316073857
Pages: 1104
Year: 2009-04-13
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A gargantuan, mind-altering comedy about the Pursuit of Happiness in America set in an addicts' halfway house and a tennis academy, and featuring the most endearingly screwed-up family to come along in recent fiction, Infinite Jest explores essential questions about what entertainment is and why it has come to so dominate our lives; about how our desire for entertainment affects our need to connect with other people; and about what the pleasures we choose say about who we are. Equal parts philosophical quest and screwball comedy, Infinite Jest bends every rule of fiction without sacrificing for a moment its own entertainment value. It is an exuberant, uniquely American exploration of the passions that make us human - and one of those rare books that renew the idea of what a novel can do.
Pale Fire
Author: Vladimir Nabokov
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307787656
Pages: 320
Year: 2011-02-16
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In Pale Fire Nabokov offers a cornucopia of deceptive pleasures: a 999-line poem by the reclusive genius John Shade; an adoring foreword and commentary by Shade's self-styled Boswell, Dr. Charles Kinbote; a darkly comic novel of suspense, literary idolatry and one-upmanship, and political intrigue.
Wilt
Author: Tom Sharpe
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407099892
Pages: 336
Year: 2011-05-26
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Henry Wilt, tied to a daft job and a domineering wife, has just been passed over for promotion yet again. Ahead of him at the Polytechnic stretch years of trying to thump literature into the heads of plasterers, joiners, butchers and the like. And things are no better at home where his massive wife, Eva, is given to boundless and unpredictable fits of enthusiasm - for transcendental meditation, yoga or the trampoline. But if Wilt can do nothing about his job, he realises he can do something about his wife - and as each day passes, his fantasies grow more murderous and more real.
Signifying Rappers
Author: Mark Costello, David Foster Wallace
Publisher: Back Bay Books
ISBN: 0316401110
Pages: 176
Year: 2013-07-23
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Finally back in print--David Foster Wallace and Mark Costello's exuberant exploration of rap music and culture. Living together in Cambridge in 1989, David Foster Wallace and longtime friend Mark Costello discovered that they shared "an uncomfortable, somewhat furtive, and distinctively white enthusiasm for a certain music called rap/hip-hop." The book they wrote together, set against the legendary Boston music scene, mapped the bipolarities of rap and pop, rebellion and acceptance, glitz and gangsterdom. Signifying Rappers issued a fan's challenge to the giants of rock writing, Greil Marcus, Robert Palmer, and Lester Bangs: Could the new street beats of 1989 set us free, as rock had always promised? Back in print at last, Signifying Rappers is a rare record of a city and a summer by two great thinkers, writers, and friends. With a new foreword by Mark Costello on his experience writing with David Foster Wallace, this rerelease cannot be missed.
Brief Interviews with Hideous Men
Author: David Foster Wallace
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316086894
Pages: 336
Year: 2009-09-24
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David Foster Wallace made an art of taking readers into places no other writer even gets near. The series of stories from which this exuberantly acclaimed book takes its title is a sequence of imagined interviews with men on the subject of their relations with women. These portraits of men at their most self-justifying, loquacious, and benighted explore poignantly and hilariously the agonies of sexual connections.
This Is Water
Author: David Foster Wallace
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316071005
Pages: 144
Year: 2009-04-14
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Only once did David Foster Wallace give a public talk on his views on life, during a commencement address given in 2005 at Kenyon College. The speech is reprinted for the first time in book form in THIS IS WATER. How does one keep from going through their comfortable, prosperous adult life unconsciously? How do we get ourselves out of the foreground of our thoughts and achieve compassion? The speech captures Wallace's electric intellect as well as his grace in attention to others. After his death, it became a treasured piece of writing reprinted in The Wall Street Journal and the London Times, commented on endlessly in blogs, and emailed from friend to friend. Writing with his one-of-a-kind blend of causal humor, exacting intellect, and practical philosophy, David Foster Wallace probes the challenges of daily living and offers advice that renews us with every reading.
String Theory: David Foster Wallace on Tennis
Author: David Foster Wallace
Publisher:
ISBN: 1598534807
Pages: 176
Year: 2016-05-10
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An instant classic of American sportswriting--the tennis essays of David Foster Wallace, "the best mind of his generation" (A. O. Scott) and "the best tennis-writer of all time" (New York Times) Both a onetime "near-great junior tennis player" and a lifelong connoisseur of the finer points of the game, David Foster Wallace wrote about tennis with the authority of an insider, the showmanship of a literary pyrotechnician, and disarming admiration of an irrepressible fan. Including his masterful profiles of Roger Federer and Tracy Austin, String Theory gathers Wallace's five famous essays on tennis, pieces that have been hailed by sportswriters and literary critics alike as some of the greatest and most innovative magazine writing in recent memory. Whiting-Award winning journalist John Jeremiah Sullivan provides an introduction.
Bohemians
Author: David Berger
Publisher: Verso Books
ISBN: 1781682623
Pages: 176
Year: 2014-04-15
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The nineteenth-century countercultures that came to define the bohemian lifestyle spanned both sides of the Atlantic, ranging from Walt Whitman to Josephine Baker, and from Gertrude Stein to Thelonius Monk. Bohemians is the graphic history of this movement and its illustrious figures, recovering the utopian ideas behind millennial communities, and covering the rise of Greenwich Village, the multiracial and radical jazz world, and West Coast and Midwest bohemians, among other scenes. Drawn by an all-star cast of comics artists, including rising figures like Sabrina Jones, Lance Tooks, and Summer McClinton, alongside established artists like Peter Kuper and Spain Rodriguez, Bohemians is a broad and entertaining account of the rebel impulse in American cultural history. featuring work by Spain Rodriguez, Sharon Rudahl, Peter Kuper, Sabrina Jones, David Lasky, Afua Richardson, Lance Tooks, Milton Knight, and others. The ebook edition is expanded from the paperback edition, and includes additional chapters on the swing music scene, La Boheme and midwest bohemians, as well as expanded material on the Greenwich Village intellectuals, Walt Whitman and Harlem jazz club Minton's Playhouse. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Todas las historias de amor son historias de fantasmas
Author: D. T. Max
Publisher: DEBATE
ISBN: 8499923534
Pages: 480
Year: 2013-09-05
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La biografía de David Foster Wallace del escritor más influyente de los últimos veinte años, prematuramente desaparecido en septiembre de 2008. David Foster Wallace es a la literatura contemporánea lo que Kurt Cobain a la música o James Dean al cine. Murió tan joven que su prometedor talento y sus logros han cristalizado en una leyenda. Incluso tenía un símbolo icónico propio: la bandana. Para miles de jóvenes de su edad, se convirtió en alguien a quien había que leer, admirar, seguir. David Foster Wallace era el faro literario de su generación, un autor que no solo seducía a los lectores con su prosa sino que además los deslumbraba con la brillantez de su mente. En la primera de David Foster Wallace, D.T. Max describe la atormentada, angustiosa y con frecuencia triunfante lucha de Wallace por imponerse como novelista mientras combatía la depresión y las adicciones para lograr su obra maestra, La broma infinita. Desde su prematura muerte en septiembre de 2008, a los cuarenta y seis años, Wallace se ha convertido en algo más que el escritor por antonomasia de su generación (como Scott Fitzgerald, Joseph Heller o Pynchon lo fueron de las suyas): ha pasado a ser un símbolo de sinceridad y franqueza en la era del cinismo. Al final, como demuestra Max, lo más interesante de Wallace no es solo lo que escribió, sino lo que nos enseñó sobre cómo vivir. Escrita con la colaboración de su familia y sus amigos y tras consultar su correspondencia inédita, manuscritos y grabaciones, el retrato de este escritor extraordinariamente dotado es tan fresco como un diario, tan íntimo como una carta de amor, tan doloroso como una despedida. Reseñas: «Una extraordinaria investigación; un libro tan compasivo como doloroso de leer.» Dave Eggers. «Un modelo ejemplar de biografía literaria.» James Atlas, autor de Bellow: A Biography. «Hay que darle este libro a todos los que quieran escribir, aunque solo sea para advertir al aspirante a escritor que convertirse en una importante voz de tu generación apenas sirve de protección ante la angustia, el miedo y la desesperación. Si admiras la obra de Wallace, es obvio que has de leer este libro; pero si no admiras la obra de Wallace es especialmente importante que leas este libro.» Tom Bissell
Waking Up
Author: Jack Maguire
Publisher: Skylight Paths Publishing
ISBN: 1893361551
Pages: 189
Year: 2003
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Takes us inside the monastery walls to present details of what it's like: the physical work, common meals, conversations with the monks and other residents, meditation, and other activities that fill an ordinary week.
The David Foster Wallace Reader
Author: David Foster Wallace
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316329177
Pages: 976
Year: 2014-11-11
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Where do you begin with a writer as original and brilliant as David Foster Wallace? Here--with a carefully considered selection of his extraordinary body of work, chosen by a range of great writers, critics, and those who worked with him most closely. This volume presents his most dazzling, funniest, and most heartbreaking work--essays like his famous cruise-ship piece, "A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again," excerpts from his novels The Broom of the System, Infinite Jest, and The Pale King, and legendary stories like "The Depressed Person." Wallace's explorations of morality, self-consciousness, addiction, sports, love, and the many other subjects that occupied him are represented here in both fiction and nonfiction. Collected for the first time are Wallace's first published story, "The View from Planet Trillaphon as Seen In Relation to the Bad Thing" and a selection of his work as a writing instructor, including reading lists, grammar guides, and general guidelines for his students. A dozen writers and critics, including Hari Kunzru, Anne Fadiman, and Nam Le, add afterwords to favorite pieces, expanding our appreciation of the unique pleasures of Wallace's writing. The result is an astonishing volume that shows the breadth and range of "one of America's most daring and talented writers" (Los Angeles Times Book Review) whose work was full of humor, insight, and beauty.
Libros peligrosos
Author: Juan Tallón
Publisher: Larousse
ISBN: 8416124566
Pages: 288
Year: 2014-10-23
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La revisión irónica y meticulosa que el escritor Juan Tallón hace de sus lecturas preferidas es un paseo por la historia de la literatura, ya sea en forma de novelas, cuentos, ensayos filosóficos, poesía o diarios. Desde Parménides hasta los autores contemporáneos a él, Tallón aplica su ojo cínico a un centenar largo de obras, que van tejiendo una malla de la que es difícil sustraerse, aunque sólo sea para tomar aire. La huella que han dejado los libros que ha leído se confunde con su propia vida, con anécdotas de los escritores, con opiniones muy personales y con ese gusto que cultiva Tallón por la frase lapidaria y la comparación desconcertante. Juan Tallón (Vilardevós, Ourense, 1975) es responsable del blog descartemoselrevolver.com, colabora con el programa “A vivir que son dos días” (SER) y escribe habitualmente en El Progreso de Lugo, la revistas JotDown y la revista online lamentable.org.
Jonathan Franzen at the End of Postmodernism
Author: Stephen J. Burn
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441191240
Pages: 176
Year: 2011-10-27
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Jonathan Franzen is one of the most influential, critically-significant and popular contemporary American novelists. This book is the first full-length study of his work and attempts to articulate where American fiction is headed after postmodernism. Stephen Burn provides a comprehensive analysis of each of Franzen's novels - from his early work to the major success of The Corrections - identifying key sources, delineating important narrative strategies, and revealing how Franzen's themes are reinforced by each novel's structure. Supplementing this analysis with comparisons to key contemporaries, David Foster Wallace and Richard Powers, Burn suggests how Franzen's work is indicative of the direction of experimental American fiction in the wake of the so-called end of postmodernism.

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